[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 22, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 42571-42578]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17836]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 
28, 31, 36, 41, 49, 52, and 53

[FAC 2005-100; Item III; Docket No. 2018-0002; Sequence No. 1]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes and to update web 
links.

DATES: Effective: August 22, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lois Mandell, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, 
DC 20405, 202-501-4755. Please cite FAC 2005-100, Technical Amendments.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In order to update certain elements in 48 
CFR parts 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 28, 31, 
36, 41, 49, 52, and 53 this document makes editorial changes to the 
FAR.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 
18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 28, 31, 36, 41, 49, 52, and 53

    Government procurement.


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    Dated: July 31, 2018.
William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 
9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 28, 31, 36, 41, 49, 52, and 53 as 
set forth below:

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1. The authority citation for parts 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 
18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 28, 31, 36, 41, 49, 52, and 53 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 
U.S.C. 20113.

PART 2--DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

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2. Amend section 2.101, in paragraph (b)(2) by--
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a. Removing from the definition ``Disaster Response Registry'' 
``https://www.acquisition.gov and alternately through the FEMA website 
at http://www.fema.gov/business/index.shtm. (See 26.205.)'' and adding 
``the Internet at https://www.sam.gov, Search Records, Advanced Search, 
Disaster Response Registry Search. (See 26.205.)'' in its place; and
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b. Removing from the definition ``Governmentwide point of entry (GPE)'' 
``http://www.fedbizopps.gov'' and adding ``https://www.fbo.gov'' in its 
place.

PART 4--ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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3. Amend section 4.1603 by revising paragraphs (b) introductory text, 
(b)(1), and (b)(2) introductory text to read as follows:


4.1603   Procedures.

* * * * *
    (b) Elements of a supplementary PIID. Use the supplementary PIID to 
identify amendments to solicitations and modifications to contracts, 
orders, and agreements. The supplementary PIID is reported as a 
separate data element used in conjunction with, but not appended to, 
the PIID.
    (1) Amendments to solicitations. Number amendments to solicitations 
sequentially using a four position numeric serial number in addition to 
the 13-17 character PIID beginning with 0001.
    (2) Modifications to contracts, orders, and agreements. Number 
modifications to contracts, orders, and agreements using a six position 
alpha or numeric, or a combination thereof, in addition to the 13-17 
character PIID. For example, a modification could be numbered P00001. 
This would be in addition to the 13-17 character PIID illustrated in 
paragraph (a)(5) of this section.
* * * * *


4.1702   [Amended]

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4. Amend section 4.1702 by removing from paragraph (b) ``http://
www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement-service-contract-inventories'' and 
adding ``https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/
procurement/memo/service-contract-inventory-guidance.pdf'' in its 
place.

PART 5--PUBLICIZING CONTRACT ACTIONS


5.102   [Amended]

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5. Amend section 5.102 by removing from paragraph (a)(1) ``http://www.fedbizopps.gov'' and adding ``https://www.fbo.gov'' in its place.


5.201   [Amended]

0
6. Amend section 5.201 by removing from paragraph (d) ``http://www.fedbizopps.gov'' and adding ``https://www.fbo.gov'' in its place.


5.207   [Amended]

0
7. Amend section 5.207 by removing from paragraphs (b), (c)(19), and 
(e) ``http://www.fedbizopps.gov'' and adding ``https://www.fbo.gov'' in 
their places, respectively.


5.704   [Amended]

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8. Amend section 5.704 by removing from paragraph (b) introductory text 
``https://www.fedbizopps.gov'' and adding ``https://www.fbo.gov'' in 
its place.


5.705   [Amended]

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9. Amend section 5.705 by removing from paragraphs (a)(2) introductory 
text and (c) ``https://www.fedbizopps.gov'' and adding ``https://www.fbo.gov'' in their places, respectively.

PART 6--COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS


6.305   [Amended]

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10. Amend section 6.305 by removing from paragraph (d)(1) 
``www.fedbizopps.gov'' and adding ``https://www.fbo.gov'' in its place.

PART 7--ACQUISITION PLANNING


7.103   [Amended]

0
11. Amend section 7.103 by removing from paragraph (p)(3) ``http://www.wbdg.org/pdfs/hpsb_guidance.pdf'' and adding ``https://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/guiding-principles-federal-leadership-high-performance-and-sustainable-buildings'' in its place.


7.105   [Amended]

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12. Amend section 7.105 by removing from paragraph (b)(16) ``http://www.fedbizopps.gov'' and adding ``https://www.fbo.gov'' in its place.


7.107-4   [Amended]

0
13. Amend section 7.107-4(a)(1) introductory text by removing 
``contract task'' and adding ``contract or task'' in its place.

PART 8--REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES


8.405-6  [Amended]

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14. Amend section 8.405-6 by removing from paragraph (a)(2)(i)(B)(1) 
``http://www.fedbizopps.gov'' and adding ``https://www.fbo.gov'' in its 
place.


8.501   [Amended]

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15. Amend section 8.501 in the definition ``Federal helium supplier'' 
by removing ``http://blm.gov/8pjd'' and adding ``https://www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/helium/partners'' in its place.


8.602   [Amended]

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16. Amend section 8.602 by removing from paragraphs (a)(4)(ii)(A) and 
(B) ``FedBizOpps'' and adding ``FedBizOpps, also known as FBO'' in 
their places, respectively.

PART 9--CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS


9.406-3   [Amended]

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17. Amend section 9.406-3 by removing from paragraph (f)(1) 
``www.cpars.csd.disa.mil'' and adding ``https://www.cpars.gov'' in its 
place.


9.407-3   [Amended]

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18. Amend section 9.407-3 by removing from paragraph (e)(1) 
``www.cpars.csd.disa.mil'' and adding ``https://www.cpars.gov'' in its 
place.

PART 14--SEALED BIDDING


14.201-2   [Amended]

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19. Amend section 14.201-2 by removing from paragraph (b) ``(53.302-
336)''.

PART 16--TYPES OF CONTRACTS


16.505  [Amended]

0
20. Amend section 16.505 by removing from paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(D)(2)(i) 
``http://www.fedbizopps.gov'' and adding ``https://www.fbo.gov'' in its 
place.

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PART 17--SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS


17.502-1   [Amended]

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21. Amend section 17.502-1 by removing from paragraph (b)(1)(i) 
``http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/procurement/iac_revised.pdf'' 
and adding ``https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/
assets/OMB/procurement/interagency_acq/iac_revised.pdf'' in its place; 
and removing from paragraph (c) introductory text ``http://
www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/procurement/memo/
development-review-and-approval-of-business-cases-for-certain-
interagency-and-agency-specific-acquisitions-memo.pdf'' and adding 
``https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/
procurement/memo/development-review-and-approval-of-business-cases-for-
certain-interagency-and-agency-specific-acquisitions-memo.pdf'' in its 
place.

PART 18--EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS


18.205   [Amended]

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22. Amend section 18.205 by removing from paragraph (b) ``http://
www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/procurement_guides/
emergency_acquisitions_guide.pdf'' and adding ``https://
www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/assets/
procurement_guides/emergency_acquisitions_guide.pdf'' in its place.

PART 19--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS


19.704   [Amended]

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23. Amend section 19.704 by removing from paragraph (a)(10)(iii) 
``contracts intended;'' and adding ``contracts with individual 
subcontracting plans where the contract is intended'' in its place.


19.1503   [Amended]

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24. Amend section 19.1503 by removing from paragraph (c)(2)(viii) 
``http://www.sba.gov/tools/forms/index.html'' and adding ``https://
www.sba.gov/managing-business/forms/small-business-forms/financial-
assistance-forms/personal-financial-statement'' in its place.

PART 22--APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS


22.001   [Amended]

0
25. Amend section 22.001 by removing from the definition 
``Administrator or Administrator, Wage and Hour Division'' the words 
``Employment Standards Administration,''.


22.404-3   [Amended]

0
26. Amend section 22.404-3 by removing from paragraph (a) ``(see 
53.301-308)''.


22.1001   [Amended]

0
27. Amend section 22.1001 by removing from the definition ``Wage and 
Hour Division'' ``Employment Standards Administration of the''.


22.1021   [Amended]

0
28. Amend section 22.1021 by removing from paragraph (a) ``Employment 
Standards Administration,''.


22.1022   [Amended]

0
29. Amend section 22.1022 by removing from the second sentence 
``Employment Standards Administration,''.


22.1304   [Amended]

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30. Amend section 22.1304 by removing from paragraph (b) ``VETS-4212-customersupport@dol.gov'' and adding ``VETS4212-customersupport@dol.gov'' in its place.

PART 23--ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY 
TECHNOLOGIES, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE


23.202   [Amended]

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31. Amend section 23.202 by removing from paragraph (b)(3) ``http://
www.epa.gov/nps/lid/section438'' and adding ``https://www.epa.gov/nps/
stormwater-management-federal-facilities-under-section-438-energy-
independence-and-security-act'' in its place.


23.203   [Amended]

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32. Amend section 23.203 by removing from paragraph (b)(2) ``http://
www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/procurement/eep_requirements.html'' and 
adding ``http://energy.gov/eere/femp/energy-and-water-efficient-
products'' in its place.

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33. Amend section 23.205 by removing from paragraph (c)(1) ``at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/espcs_regulations.html;'' and 
adding paragraph (d) to read as follows:


23.205   Energy-savings performance contracts.

* * * * *
    (d) For more information see https://energy.gov/eere/femp/energy-savings-performance-contracts-federal-agencies.


23.401   [Amended]

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34. Amend section 23.401 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) ``http://
www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/tools/cpg/index.htm'' and adding 
``https://www.epa.gov/smm/comprehensive-procurement-guideline-cpg-program'' in its place.


23.405   [Amended]

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35. Amend section 23.405 by removing from paragraph (a)(1) ``http://www.epa.gov/cpg/products.htm'' and adding ``https://www.epa.gov/smm/comprehensive-procurement-guideline-cpg-program#products'' in its 
place.


23.802   [Amended]

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36. Amend section 23.802 by removing from paragraph (c) ``and the 
President's Climate Action Plan of June 2013''.

PART 25--FOREIGN ACQUISITION


25.003   [Amended]

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37. Amend section 25.003 in the definition ``Caribbean Basin country 
end product'' by removing from the paragraph (1)(ii)(B) ``http://www.usitc.gov/tata.hts/'' and adding ``https://usitc.gov/tata/hts/index.htm'' in its place.


25.703-2   [Amended]

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38. Amend section 25.703-2 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) ``http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf'' and adding ``https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx'' in its place.

PART 28--BONDS AND INSURANCE


28.106-1   [Amended]

0
39. Amend section 28.106-1 by removing from the introductory text, 
``shown in 53.301 and 53.302''.


28.106-3   [Amended]

0
40. Amend section 28.106-3 by removing from paragraph (a) ``, and a 
copy of the form is furnished for this purpose in part 53 of the 
looseleaf edition of the FAR''.


28.203-3   [Amended]

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41. Amend section 28.203-3 by removing from paragraph (a)(1) ``http://www.justice.gov/enrd/ENRD_Assets/Title_Standards_2001.pdf'' and adding 
``https://www.justice.gov/enrd/page/file/922431/download'' in its 
place.

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42. Amend section 28.204-3 by revising paragraph (h) to read as 
follows:


28.204-3   Irrevocable letter of credit.

* * * * *

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    (h) A copy of the Uniform Customs and Practice (UCP) for 
Documentary Credits, 2007 Edition, International Chamber of Commerce 
Publication No. 600, is available from: ICC Books USA, 1212 Avenue of 
the Americas, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10036; Phone: 212-703-5078; Fax: 
212-391-6568; Email: iccbooks@uscib.org; Via the internet at: http://www.uscib.org/ucp-600-ud-4465/.

PART 31--CONTRACT COST PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES


31.205-6   [Amended]

0
43. Amend section 31.205-6 by removing from paragraphs (p)(2)(ii) and 
(p)(3)(ii) ``https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement_index_exec_comp/'' and adding ``https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ContractorCompensationCapContractsAwardedBeforeJune24.pdf'' in their 
places, respectively; and removing from paragraph (p)(4)(ii) ``http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement/cecp'' and adding ``https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ContractorCompensationCapContractsAwardedafterJune24.pdf'' in its 
place.

PART 36--CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECT-ENGINEER CONTRACTS


36.104   [Amended]

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44. Amend section 36.104 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) ``http://www.wbdg.org/pdfs/hpsb_guidance.pdf'' and adding ``https://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/guiding-principles-federal-leadership-high-performance-and-sustainable-buildings'' in its place.

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45. Revise the last sentence of section 36.700 to read as follows:


36.700   Scope of subpart.

    * * * A listing of the Standard forms is located in subpart 53.3.

PART 41--ACQUISITION OF UTILITY SERVICES


41.301   [Amended]

0
46. Amend section 41.301 by removing from paragraph (a) ``General 
Services Administration, Energy Center of Expertise, 301 7th Street SW, 
Room 4004, Washington, DC 20407'' and adding ``General Services 
Administration, Energy Division--PMA, 1800 F St NW, Washington, DC 
20405; website: www.gsa.gov/energy; Email: energy@gsa.gov'' in its 
place.

PART 49--TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS

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47. Revise the last sentence of section 49.602 to read as follows:


49.602   Forms for settlement of terminated contracts.

    * * * A listing of the Standard forms is located in subpart 53.3.

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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48. Amend section 52.208-8 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (a), in the definition ``Federal helium 
supplier'' ``http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/fo/Amarillo_Field_Office.html'' and adding ``https://www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/helium/partners'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.208-8   Required Sources for Helium and Helium Usage Data.

* * * * *

Required Sources for Helium and Helium Usage Data (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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49. Amend section 52.212-1 by revising the date of the provision and 
paragraph (b)(4) to read as follows:


52.212-1  Instructions to Offerors--Commercial Items.

* * * * *

Instructions to Offerors--Commercial Items (AUG 2018)

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (4) A technical description of the items being offered in 
sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in 
the solicitation. This may include product literature, or other 
documents, if necessary;
* * * * *

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50. Amend section 52.212-3 by revising the date of the provision and 
removing from paragraph (o)(2)(iii) ``http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf '' and adding ``https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.212-3   Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial 
Items.

* * * * *

Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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51. Amend section 52.212-5 by--
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a. Revising the date of the clause;
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b. Revising paragraphs (b)(17)(i) and (b)(17)(v);
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c. Revising paragraphs (b)(28) through (30);
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d. Revising paragraphs (b)(48) and (49);
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e. Redesignating paragraphs (b)(58) and (59) as paragraphs (b)(59) and 
(60), and adding a new paragraph (b)(58);
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f. Revising the newly designated paragraph (b)(60);
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g. Revising paragraphs (c)(2), (c)(4), and (e)(1)(xii); and
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h. In Alternate II-
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i. Revising the date of Alternate II;
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ii. Revising paragraph (e)(1)(ii)(J); and
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iii. Revising paragraphs (e)(1)(ii)(P) thru (e)(1)(ii)(R).
    The revisions and addition read as follows:


52.212-5   Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes 
or Executive Orders--Commercial Items.

* * * * *

Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or 
Executive Orders-Commercial Items (AUG 2018)

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    ___(17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (AUG 
2018) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)).
* * * * *
    __(v) Alternate IV ([AUG 2018]) of 52.219-9.
* * * * *
    ___(28)(i) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (SEPT 2016) (E.O. 
11246).
    ___(ii) Alternate I (Feb 1999) of 52.222-26.
    ___(29)(i) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 
2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212).
    ___(ii) Alternate I (July 2014) of 52.222-35.
    ___(30)(i) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with 
Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
    ___(ii) Alternate I (July 2014) of 52.222-36.
* * * * *
    ___(48) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (AUG 2018) 19 U.S.C. 2501, et 
seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).
    ___(49) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases 
(JUNE 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the 
Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
* * * * *
    ___(58) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (AUG 1996) (5 
U.S.C. 552a).
* * * * *
    ___(60)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag 
Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 
2631).
    ___(ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.
    ___(iii) Alternate II (Feb 2006) of 52.247-64.
    (c) * * *
    ___(2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018)(41 
U.S.C. chapter 67).
* * * * *
    ___(4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract 
Labor Standards-Price

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Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (AUG 2018)(29 U.S.C. 
206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
* * * * *
    (e)(1) * * *
    (xii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018)(41 
U.S.C. chapter 67).
* * * * *
    Alternate II (AUG 2018). * * *
* * * * *
    (e)(1) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (J) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018)(41 
U.S.C. chapter 67).
* * * * *
    (P) 52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 
2017)(E.O. 13706).
    (Q)(1) 52.224-3, Privacy Training (JAN 2017) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
    (2) Alternate I (JAN 2017) of 52.224-3.
    (R) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions 
Outside the United States (OCT 2016) (Section 862, as amended, of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 
U.S.C. 2302 Note).
* * * * *

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52. Amend section 52.213-4 by revising the date of the clause and 
paragraphs (a)(2)(viii) and (b)(1)(vii) to read as follows:


52.213-4  Terms and Conditions--Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than 
Commercial Items).

* * * * *

Terms and Conditions--Simplified Acquisitions (Other than Commercial 
Items) (AUG 2018)

    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (viii) 52.244-6, Subcontracts for Commercial Items (AUG 2018).
    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (vii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018) (41 
U.S.C. chapter 67) (Applies to service contracts over $2,500 that 
are subject to the Service Contract Labor Standards statute and will 
be performed in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto 
Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. 
Virgin Islands, Johnston Island, Wake Island, or the outer 
Continental Shelf).
* * * * *

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53. Amend section 52.216-7 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (d)(2)(iv)(B) ``http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement_index_exec_comp/'' and adding ``https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ContractorCompensationCapContractsAwardedBeforeJune24.pdf and https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ContractorCompensationCapContractsAwardedafterJune24.pdf '' in its 
place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.216-7   Allowable Cost and Payment.

* * * * *

Allowable Cost and Payment (AUG 2018)

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54. Amend section 52.219-9 by--
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a. Revising the date of the clause;
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b. Removing the erroneous paragraph (d), prior to paragraph (c)(1);
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c. Removing from paragraph (d)(10)(iii) ``contracts intended'' and 
adding ``contracts with individual subcontracting plans where the 
contract is intended'' in its place;
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d. Removing from paragraphs (d)(10)(vi) and (d)(10)(vii) ``DUNS 
number'' and adding ``unique entity identifier'' in its place;
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e. In Alternate IV--
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i. Revising the date of Alternate IV;
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ii. Removing from paragraph (d)(10)(iii) ``contract intended'' and 
adding ``contract with an individual subcontracting plan where the 
contract is intended'' in its place; and
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iii. Removing from paragraphs (d)(10)(vi) and (d)(10)(vii) ``DUNS 
number'' and adding ``unique entity identifier'' in its place.
    The revisions read as follows:


52.219-9   Small Business Subcontracting Plan.

* * * * *

Small Business Subcontracting Plan (AUG 2018)

* * * * *
    Alternate IV (AUG 2018) * * *.
* * * * *

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55. Amend section 52.222-6 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (c)(2) ``Employment Standards 
Administration,''.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.222-6   Construction Wage Rate Requirements.

* * * * *

Construction Wage Rate Requirements (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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56. Amend section 52.222-8 by revising the clause heading and date to 
read as follows:


52.222-8   Payrolls and Basic Records.

* * * * *

Payrolls and Basic Records (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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57. Amend section 52.222-30 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (a) ``Employment Standards Administration,''.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.222-30   Construction Wage Rate Requirements--Price Adjustment (None 
or Separately Specified Method).

* * * * *

Construction Wage Rate Requirements--Price Adjustment (None or 
Separately Specified Method) (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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58. Amend section 52.222-31 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (a) ``Employment Standards Administration,''.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.222-31   Construction Wage Rate Requirements--Price Adjustment 
(Percentage Method).

* * * * *

Construction Wage Rate Requirements--Price Adjustment (Percentage 
Method) (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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59. Amend section 52.222-32 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (a) ``Employment Standards Administration,''.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.222-32   Construction Wage Rate Requirements--Price Adjustment 
(Actual Method).

* * * * *

Construction Wage Rate Requirements--Price Adjustment (Actual Method) 
(AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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60. Amend section 52.222-41 by--
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a. Revising the date of the clause;
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b. Removing from paragraph (c)(2)(ii) ``Employment Standards 
Administration''; and
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c. Removing from paragraph (i)(1) ``Employment Standards 
Administration,''.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.222-41  Service Contract Labor Standards.

* * * * *

Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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61. Amend section 52.222-43 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (c) ``Employment Standards Administration,''.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.222-43   Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor 
Standards--Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts).

* * * * *

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Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards--Price 
Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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62. Amend section 52.223-17 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (b) ``http://www.epa.gov/cpg/'' and ``http://www.epa.gov/cpg/products.htm'' and adding ``https://www.epa.gov/smm/comprehensive-procurement-guideline-cpg-program'' in their places.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.223-17   Affirmative Procurement of EPA-designated Items in Service 
and Construction Contracts.

* * * * *

Affirmative Procurement of EPA-designated Items in Service and 
Construction Contracts (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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63. Amend section 52.225-5 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (a), in the definition of ``Caribbean Basin 
country end product'' paragraph (1)(ii)(B) introductory text ``http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/'' and adding ``https://usitc.gov/tata/hts/index.htm'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.225-5   Trade Agreements.

* * * * *

Trade Agreements (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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64. Amend section 52.225-18 by revising the date of the provision and 
removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a) ``clause'' and 
adding ``provision'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.225-18   Place of Manufacture.

* * * * *

Place of Manufacture (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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65. Amend section 52.225-25 by revising the date of the provision and 
removing from paragraph (c)(3) ``http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf'' and adding ``https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.225-25   Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in 
Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran--Representation and 
Certifications.

* * * * *

Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities 
or Transactions Relating to Iran--Representation and Certifications 
(AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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66. Amend section 52.228-11 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (b)(2)(i) ``http://www.justice.gov/enrd/ENRD_Assets/Title_Standards_2001.pdf'' and adding ``https://www.justice.gov/enrd/page/file/922431/download'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.228-11   Pledges of Assets.

* * * * *

Pledges of Assets (AUG 2018)

* * * * *

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67. Amend section 52.243-1 by revising the introductory text and the 
date of the clause to read as follows:


52.243-1   Changes--Fixed-Price.

    As prescribed in 43.205(a)(1), insert the following clause. The 30-
day period may be varied according to agency procedures.

Changes--Fixed-Price (AUG 1987)

* * * * *

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68. Amend section 52.244-6 by revising the date of the clause and 
paragraphs (c)(1)(iv), (v), (vi), (xv), and (xvi) to read as follows:


52.244-6  Subcontracts for Commercial Items.

* * * * *

Subcontracts for Commercial Items (AUG 2018)

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (iv) 52.204-21, Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor 
Information Systems (JUN 2016), other than subcontracts for 
commercially available off-the-shelf items, if flow down is required 
in accordance with paragraph (c) of FAR clause 52.204-21.
    (v) 52.204-23, Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, 
Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab and 
Other Covered Entities (JUL 2018) (Section 1634 of Pub. L. 115-91).
    (vi) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Nov 2016) 
(15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), if the subcontract offers further 
subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except 
subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 
million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor 
must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer 
subcontracting opportunities.
* * * * *
    (xv) 52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 
2017) (E.O. 13706), if flow down is required in accordance with 
paragraph (m) of FAR clause 52.222-62.
    (xvi)(A) 52.224-3, Privacy Training (JAN 2017) (5 U.S.C. 552a) 
if flow down is required in accordance with 52.224-3(f).
    (B) Alternate I (JAN 2017) of 52.224-3, if flow down is required 
in accordance with 52.224-3(f) and the agency specifies that only 
its agency-provided training is acceptable).
* * * * *

PART 53--FORMS


53.000   [Amended]

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69. Amend section 53.000 by--
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a. Removing ``in acquisition,'' and adding ``in acquisition; and'' in 
its place;
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b. Removing ``the forms, and'' and adding ``the forms.'' in its place; 
and
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c. Removing ``(c) illustrates the forms.''.

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70. Revise section 53.102 to read as follows:


53.102   Current editions.

    The form prescriptions in subpart 53.2 and the FAR forms located at 
https://www.gsa.gov/forms contain current edition dates. Contracting 
officers shall use the current editions unless otherwise authorized 
under this regulation.

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71. Revise section 53.209-1 to read as follows:


53.209-1   Responsible prospective contractors.

    The following forms are prescribed for use in conducting preaward 
surveys of prospective contractors, as specified in 9.106-1, 9.106-2, 
and 9.106-4. These forms are authorized for local reproduction and can 
be found at the GSA Forms Library at https://www.gsa.gov/forms.
    (a) SF 1403 (Rev. 01/2014), Preaward Survey of Prospective 
Contractor (General).
    (b) SF 1404 (Rev. 01/2014), Preaward Survey of Prospective 
Contractor--Technical.
    (c) SF 1405 (Rev. 01/2014), Preaward Survey of Prospective 
Contractor--Production.
    (d) SF 1406 (Rev. 01/2014), Preaward Survey of Prospective 
Contractor--Quality Assurance.
    (e) SF 1407 (Rev. 01/2014), Preaward Survey of Prospective 
Contractor--Financial Capability.
    (f) SF 1408 (Rev. 01/2014), Preaward Survey of Prospective 
Contractor--Accounting System.

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72. Revise section 53.228 to read as follows:


53.228   Bonds and insurance.

    The following standard forms are prescribed for use for bond and

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insurance requirements, as specified in part 28. These forms can be 
found at the GSA Forms Library at https://www.gsa.gov/forms. All the 
following forms are authorized for local reproduction, except for SF 
25B.
    (a) SF 24 (Rev. 8/2016) Bid Bond. (See 28.106-1.)
    (b) SF 25 (Rev. 8/2016) Performance Bond. (See 28.106-1(b).)
    (c) SF 25A (Rev. 8/2016) Payment Bond. (See 28.106-1(c).)
    (d) SF 25B (For Standard Forms 24, 25, and 25A) (Rev. 10/1983) 
Continuation Sheet for Standard Forms 24, 25 and 25A. (See 28.106-
1(c).)
    (e) SF 28 (Rev. 6/2003) Affidavit of Individual Surety. (See 
28.106-1(e) and 28.203(b).)
    (f) SF 34 (Rev 8/2016) Annual Bid Bond. (See 28.106-1(f).)
    (g) SF 35 (Rev. 8/2016) Annual Performance Bond. (See 28.106-1.)
    (h) SF 273 (Rev. 4/2013) Reinsurance Agreement for a Bonds statute 
Performance Bond. (See 28.106-1(h) and 28.202-1(a)(4).)
    (i) SF 274 (Rev. 4/2013) Reinsurance Agreement for a Bonds statute 
Payment Bond. (See 28.106-1(i) and 28.202-1(a)(4).)
    (j) SF 275 (Rev. 10/1998) Reinsurance Agreement in Favor of the 
United States. (See 28.106-1(j) and 28.202-1(a)(4).)
    (k) SF 1414 (Rev. 05/1997), Consent of Surety.
    (l) SF 1415 (Rev. 7/1993), Consent of Surety and Increase of 
Penalty. (See 28.108-1(l).)
    (m) SF 1416 (Rev. 10/1998) Payment Bond for Other than Construction 
Contracts. (See 28.106-1(m).)
    (n) SF 1418 (Rev. 2/1999) Performance Bond For Other Than 
Construction Contracts. (See 28.106-1(n).)
    (o) OF 90 (Rev. 1/1990), Release of Lien on Real Property. (See 
28.106-1(o) and 28.203-5(a).)
    (p) OF 91 (Rev. 1/1990), Release of Personal Property from Escrow. 
(See 28.106-1(p) and 28.203-5(a).)

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73. Revise section 53.249 to read as follows:


53.249   Termination of contracts.

    (a) The following forms are prescribed for use in connection with 
the termination of contracts, as specified in subpart 49.6. These forms 
are available at the GSA Forms Library at https://www.gsa.gov/forms. 
These forms are authorized for local reproduction except for SF 1034.
    (1) SF 1034 (GAO), Public Voucher for Purchases and Services Other 
Than Personal. (See 49.302(a).)
    (2) SF 1435 (Rev. 03/2016), Settlement Proposal (Inventory Basis). 
(See 49.602-1(a).)
    (3) SF 1436 (Rev. 5/2004), Settlement Proposal (Total Cost Basis). 
(See 49.602-1(b).)
    (4) SF 1437 (Rev. 9/1997), Settlement Proposal for Cost-
Reimbursement Type Contracts. (See 49.602-1(c) and 49.302.)
    (5) SF 1438 (Rev. 5/2004), Settlement Proposal (Short Form). (See 
49.602-1(d).)
    (6) SF 1439 (Rev. 7/1989), Schedule of Accounting Information. (See 
49.602-3.)
    (7) SF 1440 (Rev. 01/1995), Application for Partial Payment. (See 
49.602-4.)
    (b) SF 1428 (Rev. 6/2007), Inventory Disposal Schedule, and 
Standard Form 1429 (Rev. 1/2016), Inventory Disposal Schedule--
Continuation Sheet, shall be used to support termination settlement 
proposals listed in paragraph (a) of this section, as specified in 
49.602-2. These forms are available at the GSA Forms Library at https://www.gsa.gov/forms.

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74. Revise subpart 53.3 to read as follows:

Subpart 53.3--Forms Used in Acquisitions


53.300   Listing of Standard, Optional, and Agency forms.

    This subpart identifies, in numerical sequence, Standard Forms 
(SF), Optional Forms (OF) and agency forms that are specified by the 
FAR for use in acquisitions.
    (a) You can access the forms in Table 53-1 at the GSA Forms Library 
at https://www.gsa.gov/forms.

               Table 53-1--Forms in the GSA Forms Library
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             Form No.                            Form title
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SF 18.............................  Request for Quotation.
SF 24.............................  Bid Bond.
SF 25.............................  Performance Bond.
SF 25A............................  Payment Bond.
SF 25B............................  Continuation Sheet for 24, 25, and
                                     25A.
SF 26.............................  Award/Contract.
SF 28.............................  Affidavit of Individual Surety.
SF 30.............................  Amendment of Solicitation/
                                     Modification of Contract.
SF 33.............................  Solicitation, Offer and Award.
SF 34.............................  Annual Bid Bond.
SF 35.............................  Annual Performance Bond.
SF 44.............................  U.S. Government Purchase Order--
                                     Invoice--Voucher.
SF 120............................  Report of Excess Personal Property.
SF 120A...........................  Continuation Sheet (Report of Excess
                                     Personal Property).
SF 126............................  Report of Personal Property for
                                     Sale.
SF 126A...........................  Report of Personal Property for Sale
                                     (Continuation Sheet).
SF 252............................  Architect-Engineer Contract.
SF 273............................  Reinsurance Agreement for a Bonds
                                     Statute Performance Bid.
SF 274............................  Reinsurance Agreement for a Bonds
                                     Statute Payment Bond.
SF 275............................  Reinsurance Agreement in Favor of
                                     the United States.
SF 294............................  Subcontracting Report for Individual
                                     Contracts.
SF 298............................  Report Documentation Page.
SF 308............................  Request For Wage Determination and
                                     Response to Request.
SF 330............................  Architect-Engineer Qualifications.
SF 1034...........................  Public Voucher for Purchases and
                                     Services Other Than Personal.
SF 1035...........................  Public Voucher for Purchases and
                                     Services Other Than Personal
                                     (Continuation Sheet).
SF 1094...........................  United States Tax Exemption Form.
SF 1094A..........................  Tax Exemption Accountability Record.
SF 1165...........................  Receipt for Cash-Subvoucher.
SF 1402...........................  Certificate of Appointment.

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SF 1403...........................  Preaward Survey of Prospective
                                     Contractor (General).
SF 1404...........................  Preaward Survey of Prospective
                                     Contractor (Technical).
SF 1405...........................  Preaward Survey of Prospective
                                     Contractor (Production).
SF 1406...........................  Preaward Survey of Prospective
                                     Contractor (Quality Assurance).
SF 1407...........................  Preaward Survey of Prospective
                                     Contractor Financial Capability.
SF 1408...........................  Preaward Survey of Prospective
                                     Contractor Accounting System.
SF 1409...........................  Abstract of Offers.
SF 1410...........................  Abstract of Offers -Continuation.
SF 1413...........................  Statement and Acknowledgment.
SF 1414...........................  Consent of Surety.
SF 1415...........................  Consent of Surety and Increase of
                                     Penalty.
SF 1416...........................  Payment Bond For Other Than
                                     Construction Contracts.
SF 1418...........................  Performance Bond for Other Than
                                     Construction Contracts.
SF 1423...........................  Inventory Verification Survey.
SF 1424...........................  Inventory Disposal Report.
SF 1428...........................  Inventory Disposal Schedule.
SF 1429...........................  Inventory Disposal Schedule-
                                     Continuation Sheet.
SF 1435...........................  Settlement Proposal (Inventory
                                     Basis).
SF 1436...........................  Settlement Proposal (Total Cost
                                     Basis).
SF 1437...........................  Settlement Proposal for Cost-
                                     Reimbursement Type Contracts.
SF 1438...........................  Settlement Proposal (Short Form).
SF 1439...........................  Schedule of Accounting Information.
SF 1440...........................  Application For Partial Payment.
SF 1442...........................  Solicitation, Offer, and Award
                                     (Construction, Alteration, or
                                     Repair).
SF 1443...........................  Contractor's Request For Progress
                                     Payment.
SF 1444...........................  Request For Authorization of
                                     Additional Classification and Rate.
SF 1445...........................  Labor Standards Interview.
SF 1446...........................  Labor Standards Investigation
                                     Summary Sheet.
SF 1447...........................  Solicitation/Contract.
SF 1449...........................  Solicitation/Contract/Order for
                                     Commercial Items.
OF 17.............................  Offer Label.
OF 90.............................  Release of Lien on Real Property.
OF 91.............................  Release of Personal Property From
                                     Escrow.
OF 307............................  Contract Award.
OF 308............................  Solicitation and Offer-Negotiated
                                     Acquisition.
OF 309............................  Amendment of Solicitation
                                     (Negotiated Procurements).
OF 336............................  Continuation Sheet.
OF 347............................  Order for Supplies or Services.
OF 348............................  Order For Supplies or Services--
                                     Schedule--Continuation.
OF 1419...........................  Abstract of Offers--Construction.
OF 1419A..........................  Abstract of Offers-Construction
                                     Continuation Sheet.
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    (b) You can access the forms in Table 53-2 at the websites listed 
in the table.

                         Table 53-2--Other Forms
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Form DD 254.................  Department of         http://www.dtic.mil/
                               Defense Contract      whs/directives/
                               Security              forms/eforms/
                               Classification        dd0254.pdf.
                               Specification.
Form DD 441.................  Department of         http://www.dtic.mil/
                               Defense Security      whs/directives/
                               Agreement.            forms/eforms/
                                                     dd0441_2017.pdf.
Form WH-347.................  Payroll-U.S.          https://www.dol.gov/
                               Department of Labor.  whd/forms/
                                                     wh347.pdf.
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